Hot nails with Katie Saxton YBBGStyle

Valentine's Day is in three days...these cute nails caught my attention when they popped up in my inbox. Katie Saxton recently gifted me a nail kit from her Custom Nail Solutions brand that should arrive just in time for Valentine's Day. She also has some great tips on designing the two looks you see above plus many more!

Katie's Style Tips

  • Catch My Heart Mani: People share their hearts and feelings with their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Celebrate this tradition with a mani featuring red hearts enclosed in little boxes! For this mani, make sure to have on-hand pink polish, red polish, and a stamp featuring crisscrossing lines with hearts in the spaces between the lines (such as  the DRK-A large stamping plate from Ninja Polish). First, paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place red polish over the design on the stamping plate and use the nail kit’s scraper to rid the plate of excess polish. While the red polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the heart and lines design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail.  Complete the look with a glossy topcoat!
  • Blush-Worthy Bejeweled Tips: Dazzle your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day with a mani featuring a brilliant bejeweled French tip!  To do this mani, have on-hand pink polish, pink nail gems, and nail glue. Paint all of the nails pink and let dry, then, for the first nail, glue on the nail gems in a horizontal line at the beginning of your nail tip. Add a second row of gems above the first line, then do this gem design for the rest of the nails. This is sure to add the perfect dose of flirty fun to your Valentine’s Day dinner outfit!
  •  Passionate Purple: Purple polish often gets pushed aside on Valentine’s Day in favor of red and pink, but a lovely light purple mani is the perfect way to add a dose of flirty feminine fun to your Valentine’s Day look! To really catch your honey’s eyes on Valentine’s Day, choose a light purple polish with sparkles!
  • Charming Conversation Hearts: We all love noshing on conversation hearts candy on Valentine’s Day, so celebrate this yearly tradition with a heart candy manicure! Make sure to have on-hand white polish and polishes in pastel pink, pale green, lavender, light yellow, and red hues. Paint all of the nails white and let dry, then freehand-draw hearts on the nails using the green, yellow, purple, and pink polishes. Let dry, then use a toothpick to write little words and phrases like “LOVE,” “XOXO,” “UR CUTE,” etc. using the red polish. Complete the look with a clear topcoat!
  •  Sincere Heart Silhouettes: From cards to boxes of chocolate, hearts adorn everything on Valentine’s Day. Make sure your nails also show your heartfelt love! A mani featuring heart silhouettes connected by little line “vines” will add a dash of sentiment and romance to your look for the big date! Paint all of the nails light pink or lavender and let dry, then, using a toothpick, draw little swooping line “vines” with little hearts on the ends. This romantic and sentimental manicure will surely capture your honey’s heart at your Valentine’s Day dinner!
  • Matte-ly In Love:  Manicures featuring matte accents are one of the biggest trends of Year 2014, and a dreamy matte French-tip mani is perfect for your Valentine’s Day dinner! Make sure to have on-hand matte polish and either pink, red, or purple polish. Paint your nails with the colored polish and let dry, and then add a swipe of matte polish across each tip. 
  • Lovely Lace: Woo your Valentine’s Day date with a mani featuring black lace against a pink background. To do this nail style, make sure to have a lace print nail stamp, black polish, and pink polish. Paint all of your nails pink and let dry, then place black polish over the lace design on the stamping plate, and use the nail kit’s scraper to get rid of excess polish. When the black polish is still wet, place the stamper over the plate so the lace design transfers, then press the stamper down on each nail. Let dry then paint a thin black tip on each nail.  Add a glossy clear topcoat and voila! A sultry and stylish mani that will steal your Valentine’s eyes!

Katie’s tips on fun, flirty, and saucy Valentine's Day nail designs are available for reprint with the below credit and a direct link to

Source: Katie Saxton is the founder of Custom Nail Solutions and an expert on nail trends and beauty.  Custom Nail Solutions is a revolutionary artificial nail product offering custom nails that uniquely fit only your nail beds, are reusable, chemical-free and are guaranteed to last a lifetime. You can have lovely, natural looking salon-style nails on your own schedule and in the comfort of your own home.


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